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GOP primaries set for congressional, Senate seats June 26

Matt Doheny and Kellie Greene are running against each other in the GOP primary June 26 for the 21st Congressional District seat, currently occupied by Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh.

Matt Doheny and Kellie Greene are running against each other in the GOP primary June 26 for the 21st Congressional District seat, currently occupied by Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh.

— Primaries for the 21st Congressional District and the U.S. Senate seat held by Kirsten Gillibrand will be held June 26, with polls open from noon to 9 p.m.

Two Republicans face off in the GOP primary to challenge incumbent Rep. Bill Owens, R-Plattsburgh, in the November election.

•Matthew Doheny was raised in Alexandria Bay. He has an undergraduate degree from Alleghany College and a law degree from Cornell University.

After college, Doheny became Deutsche Bank’s managing director for distressed assets.

He started his own company in 2010 called North Country Capital LLC. The company lends start-up funds to entrepreneurs who don’t have access to traditional funding streams. It also provides working capital to existing businesses to help them grow.

•Kellie Greene was born in Oswego. She has several degrees: an Associate of Science from Bay Path College in accounting and business administration, a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University in logistics management, an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology in international business and a Master of Arts in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Greene has worked in international trade, and has spent the last eight years working with manufacturing companies as an independent contractor consultant in the area of global trade and logistics. She also worked as a realtor in Arizona from 2005-2011 and specialized in assisting clients during the housing bust and economic crisis.

Senate race

Three GOP candidates will also be running in the Senate primary, hoping to challenge Sen. Gillibrand for the seat in November. The candidates are:

•Wendy Long, an attorney, ex-Congressional aide and conservative activist;

•George Maragos, Nassau County comptroller and ex-financial executive; and

•Bob Turner, congressman, retired broadcasting executive and Army veteran.

Two Independent Party candidates, Michael Craft and Scott Noren, are also running in the fall election, as is Green Party candidate Colia Clark.

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